Villa in Fornells, Menorca - Well Located, 5 Minutes Walk To Shops, Restaurant. 5 Minutes by Car to Picturesque Fornells.
The villa is set in beautiful gardens and is surrounded by outside terracing. at the back of the house there is a private area with jacuzzi and to the front a very well appointed swimming pool. The interior of the villa is very well furnished and a new ultra modern kitchen has recently been installed. All the living area are bright and airy and each bedroom has its own colour theme. Main bedroom has 4 poster bed,ensuite facilities and balcony. The villa is situated within 5 minutes of Fornells which has a small port and many good shops and restaurants. The villa is also close to the local sailing and windsurfing schools.
Top Traveller Review
Lovely villa and location
About the Owner
We live in London and at the weekends go to our home in Suffolk.. I am in the film business and my husband is a lawyer. We have been going to Menorca for the past 25 years and we bought this house in 1995. We have furnished the house for ourselves rather than the rental market and we feel that is is a very comfortable home with beautiful gardens.
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5 based on 11 holidaymaker reviews
Lovely villa and location
We had a great stay here - two couples, grandma, and twenty-something grandson. I would say that the photos do not do the house or the grounds justice. The pool is a lovely place to relax round, and there are also numerous other places to gather - which we really liked. Often with holiday villas, if you have to eat indoors, things feel a bit sad - but here - the dining area and sitting room were very comfortable. The balcony to the front is a great spot for sun-downers, and the outside eating area comfortable, and private. The local beach - Tirant - is walking distance, and fun. This is also a good spot for walking - along the Cammi de Cavallis. We didn't rate the local bars, in the immediate vicinity, but the short hop into Fornells itself (a very nice walk along the rocks for all but Grandma) yields lots of restaurant and bars. Es Cranc particularly recommended. The owner is great to deal with, and her representative on-site attentative.
My husband and I have just returned from our holiday in playas de Fornells. We had a fantastic stay in Penny's villa with its lovely pool, comfortable sun loungers, beautiful 4 poster master bedroom and several patio areas to choose from. We spent most of our evenings watching the sun go down from the front patio.
We love playas de Fornells and have been holidaying here for years. We would recommend Penny's villa to our friends and family as we were very well looked after and Penny has been extremely accommodating.
Great villa in the lovely resort of Playa de Fornells
8 of us (4 adults, 4 children) shared this villa for 2 weeks in August 2016. The villa has four good sized bedrooms and a large lounge/dining area which actually was used very little as there is a lovely large patio area with barbecue as well as a verandah with spectacular views. What sets this villa apart is these outside areas as well as the lovely gardens and pool area.
Playa de Fornells itself was a superb area, quiet and picturesque. The villa is a 2 min walk to the local supermarket which is fine but a little expensive so I would suggest stocking up at the larger supermarkets in the major towns if you have a car.
There is a tapas bar very close by, the food here was mediocre but a great place for a drink with spectacular views and entertainment for the children. A further 3 restaurants are within a few minutes walk and all were good, if you get the chance though visit Ca Na Marga. This is in Ses Salines, approximately a mile away and is a meat lovers paradise with quality food cooked on an oak bbq and exceptional friendly service.
Fornells itself is a lovely town with a marina and many restaurants and shops to buy your Menorcan shoes. It is 2 miles by road or you can walk the coastal (rocky) path which is a mile and good fun but a little too tough for younger children.
The beach at Cala Tirant is a 10 min or so walk, a nice quiet beach with pedalo rental.
The weather was in the high 20's until the last few days when it was mid 30's. When the heat got to this level air con would have been appreciated at night time, although fans were provided to help.
Great holiday and we will be returning to Playa de Fornells at some point in the future.
Family holiday in June
Had a wonderful four week stay in this beautiful villa. Nothing was too much trouble for Gill the manager. Penny the owner was very approachable by email, very responsive and was keen that we enjoyed ourselves. The villa was cleaned thoroughly every week and clean towels twice a week. The cleaners were discreet and the pool and garden were well maintained. The description of the villa was correct and shops and bars were within easy walking distance. We enjoyed good meals in Es Mercadel (which is short drive away) as well as locally. I would thoroughly recommend this villa to anyone, both families and groups of friends.
Views, views, views
If you are looking for a quiet house with stunning views then look no further. We rented this house for a week in August and spent each morning enjoying breakfast on the side terrace (completely secluded) and every evening watching the sunset from the front porch.
The layout of the house works well for a family with teenagers, one master ensuite and then three other bedrooms with their own bathroom. There are a choice of dining areas (2 terraces, kitchen and dining room) and the pool and Jacuzzi ensure you are never bored!
The house is on the edge of the developed area and within a 5-10 minute walk you have a choice of grocery stores, bars and restaurants. There is plenty of nightlife in Playa de Fornells but in this house you are not aware of it unless you go out and look for it.
During the day you can walk to the main beach (less than 10 minutes) or choose from secluded coves around the town for swimming. There is also a fantastic cliff walk (very manageable for all abilities) that takes you into the town of Fornells.
All in all this was one of the most relaxing weeks we have had in a long time and I would highly recommend this house.
Fabulous villa for two families
We had an amazing week at the villa in July. Our party consisted of two families- eight of us in total- but we still had plenty of space. The villa is very well appointed and has a definite wow factor throughout. Wi-fi worked perfectly and there was UK TV though we never needed it- there's too much else to enjoy on the island! A lovely big garden with stunning views accross the bay with incredible sunsets. Great shady BBQ terrace. The pool was lovely, warm and clean plus the added luxury of a secluded jacuzzi at the back of the house which we all loved. The villa is a shortish (10/15mins) walk down to the lovely beach at Cala Tirant, kayaks can be hired here and diving/snorkeling is also available. It's also a great base from which to explore the stunning beaches on the north coast. Several lovely restaurants, a small supermarket (with delicious fresh pastries every morning) and one bar are a two minute walk up the road-don't miss the amazing Mojitos at Bar Okapi. Penny was so helpful throughout the booking process and was always easy to contact- thanks again for a truly wonderful holiday! The Spencers and Russells
From the Owner
“We are both very well travelled and when we first went to the island we fell in love immediately with the beauty of Menorca and the fact that it was so unspoilt. Even after 20 years we feel that this is a very special place and are very happy that building of any high rise properties is forbidden and that the whole island retains its individuality over main land Spain and it continues to be a very special place. Even in high season, one can escape into remote areas and many of the beaches are very safe and not too crowded... Restaurant offer good value for money for families and the sports facilities are excellent.”
Activity and Interests
Special interest holidays:
Many people come to the area on walking holidays and there are a number of excellent walking trails.
Sailing and windsurfing schools are 10 minutes away.
The beach is 5-10 minutes walk away and there are a number of other beautiful beaches within driving distance.
Car hire is recommended and the airport of Mahon is 25 minutes away.
All distances are relatively small and furthest away are the towns of Mahon (30 minutes) and Ciutadella (30 minutes). They are situated on opposite sides of the island.
The nearby port of Fornells is 5 minutes away and there you can find banks, shops and supermarkets. Before you depart a restuarant guide will be emailed to you and suggestions given.
Additional pricing information
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
A deposit of 25% is required to secure booking and further amount required 8 weeks before departure.
Change over day is Friday although flexibility given in low season.
Manager's Cancellation Policy
- 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
- Available arrival
From the Owner
“The property is well furnished and very comfortable and is 5 minutes walk for the local supermarket and some very good eating places. The Gardens are very well tended throughout the year and there is a great terrace for evening dining where one can be totally secluded... The pool is a good size and there is also a jacuzzi at the back that seats at least 4 people... there are a number of terrasses around the house and for those who want shade throughout the day this is not a problem.”
- Ceiling Fans
- Iron & Board
- Living Room ...
- Tumble Dryer
- Washing Machine
- Kitchen ...
- Child's Highchair
- Satellite / Cable
Pool / Spa
- Private Pool
- near the sea
- naturist beach
- water parks
- bird watching
- eco tourism
- horse riding
- scenic drives
- sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses
- medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities
- golf pass optional
- mountain biking
- water skiing
- Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet
- Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet
- Ensuite bathroom to bedroom. Bathroom with shower and bidet.
- 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
- Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
- Bedroom 2
- Bedroom 3
- Bedroom 4
- Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 8 (4 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: 3 bedrooms with double beds. 1 bedroom with twin beds.
- Golf ...
- Notes on accommodation: The villa is cool in the summer period and there are fans available. The villa is child friendy although there are steps leading up to the villa that might be awkward for older people. There are a number of good small supermarkets close by and many excellent restaurants. Outside: The villa is set in beautiful landscape gardens. There is a jacuzzi at the back of the property in a very private area and a well appointed swimming pool to the front of the property. There is a large sundeck and patio to the side of the property together with outside barbecue. There is newly installed teak garden furniture and matching chairs for 8 people. Utility Room: Includes washing machine and dryer. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and linen are included and there is a maid service 3 times a week.. Other: There is an open plan dining room off the living room and room has been tasteful decorated in an bright modern style.